From Page to Stage: The Sword in the Stone – A Readers' Theater Workshop for Children

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) and Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), invites you to attend From Page to Stage: The Sword in the Stone – A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children.

In anticipation of the upcoming BCT performance of The Sword in the Stone, BPL will host free workshops at several area libraries. Children, ages 7 to 12, will learn how stories come alive through the magic of theater. JLB members will coach the children and introduce them to similar literature located in their local library. Each child will receive two free tickets (one child and one adult ticket) to the BCT performance of The Sword in the Stone in April 2020.

The story of King Arthur as you’ve never seen it before! Young Arty has a date with destiny when he pulls that fateful sword from its rocky sheath. But becoming King requires many lessons along the way, and only the old wizard Merlin can help point him in the right direction. This world premiere by Shaan Sharma brings us a legendary tale of quarrelling families, brave knights, tricky magicians, fearful dragons, and a small boy with a giant heart.

Workshop space is limited and registration is required. Register a child through the BPL events calendar by clicking on a library link below.

East Lake: Saturday, March 7, 2:30 p.m.
Avondale: Sunday, March 8, 2:30 p.m.
Titusville: Saturday, March 14, 2:30 p.m.
North Birmingham: Sunday, March 15, 2:30 p.m.
West End: Saturday, March 21, 2:30 p.m.
Five Points West: Sunday, March 22, 2:30 p.m.